Steve Mullen attended Bellarmine's 63-0 win over Stadium tonight and wrote this piece.
It’s been said in many times and many places that it is hard to stop a train going at top speed. And if that particular train is the 2011 version of the Bellarmine Lions, one can only imagine who can slow it down and when this big blue train will disembark from the tracks. Ask the Stadium Tigers who fell to the Lions on Friday night by a score of 63-0 at Memorial Field in the Narrows 4A opener.
“That might have been the longest first quarter in our history here at Bellarmine,” said head coach Tom Larsen, whose team had run away and hid, leading 35-0 at the end of the first twelve minutes of play.
While dominating in the trenches in that remarkable first half, the Lions were lead on the night by running back Isaiah Flynn - who would finish with 211 yards and four touchdowns - and quarterback Sefo Liufau, who in the first half a lone was 6-for-7 for 215 yards and four touchdowns, including an 88-yarder to Calvin Chandler that capped a first half that saw Bellarmine tally 424 total yards of offense.
“ The O-line did a great job all night, I was running five yards past the line of scrimmage before anybody was touching me,” said Flynn, who put his great open field running on display for all to see.
The Lion defense did there part too, holding the Stadium offense to 105 yards on the night. Bellarmine now turns their thoughts to the Mount Tahoma Thunderbirds next Friday night at Mout Tahoma Stadium.
“Mount Tahoma will be a force to be reckoned with,” said defensive tackle/tight end Zach Fuller. “They have good athletes.”
The big blue train is rolling, and it’s gaining speed through the Narrows 4A League.
By Steve Mullen